The Whitney is proud to honor Jeff Koons

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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Yesterday afternoon and evening at the Whitney Museum was the press preview and opening reception for the Jeff Koons: A Retrospective exhibition. Jeff Koons is, of course, one of our favorite artists, so we are particularly excited to welcome this exhibit to the Whitney.

The Whitney, in turn, is proud to be part of the lineup of prestigious museums and galleries that have been home to his collections. This exhibit is sort of a recreation of Koons’s past masterpieces. He’s taken all of his most iconic works and reconstituted them into a chronological narrative series.The retrospective will give viewers insight into Koons’s multifaceted creative genius and allow them to see his imagination come to life. This exhibit  is his first major museum presentation in New York.

At the press preview Whitney museum curators Seth Rothkopf and Adam Weinberg, who is also the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney, both spoke in Koons’s honor. The Whitney’s first chief curator Donna De Salvo also spoke in the artist’s honor.

The opening cocktail reception in honor of Koons was joined by curatorial staff, other artists and fellow supporters. Some of these supporters included Gloria Koons, Jeff Koons’s mother, Princess Maria Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Jeff Koons’s wife Justine Koons, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Arianna Huffington, Cindy Sherman and Alek Wek.


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